Anne Marie Sumner
January 15, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
part of a series on Language
About the speaker
Dijana Bucalo earned her formal training in fashion design in Zagreb, Croatia. Born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she came to the United States in 1996 with her husband and daughter after the horrifying war that destroyed her country and everything she owned.
Learning the language, creating a new life in a foreign country, while raising a daughter, did not leave space in her life to think about owning her own business. Those dreams were left behind when she left the home. However,she got a job as a seamstresses and slowly began building her portfolio yet again, making individual custom clothing as well as performing costumes.
She was working many years from a home, until 2012, when she opened her own studio for fashion and costume design in Midtown Detroit. In 2014 her business was recognized and awarded with a grant, and that helped her add commercial sewing classes to her business offerings.
Dijana is currently working on her first collection and continues to build her dream, one stitch at a time.
Heather Saunders Photography
Heather is the proud mother of 3 BRILLIANT kittens (a.k.a kids), a midcentury design devotee, a Jonathan Adler collector, a DWELL magazine subscriber, a Todd Oldham worshipper, a lover of pop culture + modern art.
She is profoundly inspired by graphic art, typography + architecture.
A nature lover + tree hugger, hiker + cloud watcher, pug owner, AMAZING dancer and a good singer (at least she thinks so) + hopeful world traveler.
So it only makes sense that the love and passion she has for her craft transcends the obvious capture. She is commited to photographing real, meaningful and powerful images. With a sense of humor and a genuine appreciation of family bonds, her vibrant imagery aims to reveal your authentic self + your amazing celebration, moment by moment, frame by frame.
Her work has been described as thoughtful, modern, cinematic + timeless. (+ a little “out of the box”). She aims to live her life in a sea of these same adjectives!
She has been a professional photographer for 18 years. Her work has been featured in/on The Knot, Theknot.com, Metroit Detroit Bride, HOUR Detroit Magazine, StyleMePretty.com, Love+Lavender.com, The New York Times, Carats + Cake.com, The Detroit News, Metro Times, The Food Network, My Modern Met, This is Colossal, The Washington Post, Vogue Portugal, Huffington Post amongst others.
Joy Coffee is a new roasting company in Detroit that focuses on high quality single origin coffees. We are so grateful for their sponsorship this month and exciting for our community to experience their delicious coffee!
We’re a mobile coffee shop in Southeast Michigan. From the tiny door of our vintage Serro Scotty trailer to yours, we’re serving up quality local coffee and caffeinating the masses.
There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. KIND believes you deserve both. That’s why you’ll find all of their snacks are pretty much the nirvana of healthful tastiness. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to their standards in the KIND kitchen.
Doors open for coffee and mingling at 8:30. The talk will begin at 9:00.
January’s theme is “language” and we think Dijana Bucalo of Dijana Design Studio is perfect to speak on the subject and fashion design.
This month, we’ll host our breakfast event at the International Institute of Metro Detroit, located in Midtown next to the DIA.
The International Institute is a bustling hub of business and cultural activity, founded in 1919 to help legal immigrants learn English, appreciate freedom and democracy, become citizens, be assimilated into their new communities, and learn to understand each other’s cultures. The Institute is also home to a vast collection of ethnic and cultural artifacts–dolls, flags, costumes, and ships. Creative Mornings will take place in the Hall of Nations, among many of this gorgeous artifacts.
Ample street parking is available. Download the Park Detroit app to pay easily from your phone.